Learn about and discuss the cutting edge of the ag industry and explore new perspectives on farming’s old adages. Field Posts is a weekly podcast by DTN/The Progressive Farmer that dives deeper into the most important trends in technology, policy, management, and business to explore the ag industry’s cutting edge.
September WASDE Surprises
Among other surprises, the September WASDE brought with it an unexpected update from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Will the new info provide more clarity for markets ahead of harvest?
The September WASDE dropped Friday, September 10th. With this report, the National
Agricultural Statistics Service updated acreage adjustments for a range of crops, a change that usually isn’t available until the October report, and which raised some fears and uncertainty in the market. DTN’s Todd Hultman joins us today to unpack this move by USDA, as well as to discuss updated demand for the major grain crops. We’ll talk more about the weather factor going into harvest, ethanol demand and what might be on the horizon for biofuels policy, and what pressure in the wheat market might mean for acres on the edge. Plus
we’ll discuss livestock market impacts and China’s tireless demand.
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2021 Pre-Harvest View from the Cab
Two young producers, from Texas and Iowa, reflect on farming grains, livestock, and families in 2021, the harvest, and what comes next.
Since 2005, DTN Progressive Farmer has been selecting two farmers every year from various parts of the country to participate in their annual View from the Cab Project. These farmers spend a full year getting to know DTN’s Pamela Smith as they work through weekly calls and check-ins, sharing their stories and their seasons with the rest of the broader farm community. 2021’s farmers are no exception, and as harvest approaches, we’re checking in with them on a year of uncertainty, their hopes for harvest, and their outlooks and advice on how to move forward with investments, technology, and family businesses.
We'll meet Kellie Blair of Iowa and Ryan Wieck from Texas today on Field Posts.
Celebrating a Career in Ag Weather with Bryce Anderson
Bryce Anderson started his ag meteorology career with DTN Progressive farmer in 1991, and since then has been keeping an eye on the weather on behalf of the ag community, carefully following trends both here in the US and around the world. After more than 30 years of forecasting, Bryce is transitioning to the role of DTN Meteorologist Emeretis, and he joins us today to reflect on his career, discuss the big weather picture, and look ahead to the coming months one last time. We’ll check in on the crazy weather events of the last few decades, talk about how farmers have changed their outlook on dealing with uncertainty, and hear what Bryce thinks could be ahead as a new generation of farmers takes the reins.
Secrets of the DTN Yield Tour 2021
On Friday, August 13th, DTN analysts wrapped up the findings of the 2021 digital yield tour powered by Gro Intelligence, whose satellite mapping technology is revealing a potentially bin busting crop in the fields across the Midwest. Today we’ll check in DTN Business Editor Katie Dehlinger for the results from the big ten corn and soybeans states, including North Dakota for the first time, and discuss what they’re hearing from farmers on the ground and put it in context with the USDA WASDE report that dropped Thursday, August 12th. We’ll talk more about what uncertainty remains, and what all of this information might mean for harvest and marketing later this season.
Get full results from the 2021 DTN Digital Yield Tour at spotlights.dtnpf.com/dyt21, there you’ll find reporting on the tour as well as detailed maps and data to dig into what’s happening in your area. Then, send your on the ground perspective and insights to firstname.lastname@example.org, And follow along on Twitter with the #DTNYieldTour21.
Harvest in Focus in August WASDE
The August WASDE dropped Thursday, August 12th, and proved to be one of the more surprising reports in recent months. DTN’s Todd Hultman joins us today to unpack some bullish wheat and corn numbers and discuss how weather around the world continues to drive markets. We’ll talk more about shifting demand, the uncertainty in USDA predictions as harvest approaches, and what factors from harvest wetness to the global spread of the delta variant might mean for grains. Then we’ll discuss livestock market impacts, trends in soybean crush, and the looming price increases for shipping.
Eyes on the Future of Ethanol
For nearly two decades, the renewable fuel standard has helped make the ethanol and biofuels industries major destinations for US crops. But for corn markets in the last few years, uncertainty has run rampant, as high demand gave way to excess supplies, made worse by unreliable biofuel policies. And now, at the end of 2022, the big reset is looming.
Today, DTN Staff reporter Todd Neeley and Progressive Farmer Crops Editor Matt Wilde join us to discuss where these uncertainties stand, from small refinery waivers and pandemic-stalled fuel demand to the more recent supreme court ruling of E15. We’ll also dig into the future of the RFS as rule changes approach, what impact electric cars might have on the industry, and what producers should be keeping an eye on in the meantime.